kanarinka akanarinak
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kanarinka@ikatun.com
Works in Waltham, Massachusetts United States of America

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BIO
kanarinka, a.k.a. Catherine D’Ignazio, is an artist and educator. Her artwork is participatory and distributed – a single project might take place online, in the street and in a gallery, and involve multiple audiences participating in different ways for different reasons. Her practice is collaborative even when she says it’s not. Her artwork has been exhibited at the ICA Boston, Eyebeam, MASSMoCA, and the Western Front among other locations.

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EVENT

"Artists as Systems Engineers" - Artists/Curators Talk


Dates:
Sun Apr 27, 2003 00:00 - Mon Apr 21, 2003

Friends and Countrypeople -

Please join us for an Artists/Curators talk at the Mills Gallery in Boston MA this Sunday 5PM - 7PM as part of the exhibit "info@blah: overload and organization".

Flyer at: http://www.ikatun.com/info@blah/artiststalk.pdf

Many artists are travelling from across the country in order to be present at this event presented as part of the Boston CyberArts Festival (www.bostoncyberarts.org).

ABOUT info@blah:

http://www.ikatun.com/info@blah

"info@blah: organization and overload" is an exhibit of regional and international artists working in media from drawing to net.art that explores systems-making as a response to information overload.

::::: In conjunction with the Boston CyberArts Festival :::::
::::: March 20 through July 6, 2003 :::::
::::: Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts :::::
::::: 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA :::::
::::: Curated by iKatun, a Boston-based nonprofit collaborative :::::
::::: presented as part of the Visiting Curators Program :::::

We hope to see you there!


EVENT

Kanarinka@CoSo - Boston


Dates:
Thu Apr 10, 2003 00:00 - Tue Apr 08, 2003

Brethren and Sistren,

Please consider yourselves most cordially invited to the Copley Society's exhibit: "Manifest 2003: A Juried Exhibition of Visual Art in Digital Media".

The opening reception is in Boston this Thursday, April 10th from 5:30 - 7:30PM. Details are in the message below.

Kanarinka's Color Stories :: y e l l o w will be exhibited in this show. Wear yellow to show your support of yellow!

Also: save the date => Patriot's Day Saturday, April 19th, 6PM - 10PM -- iKatun presents an installation at the Homeland Security show at Adam's House Galleries, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. We will spam you again to remind you.

Best wishes to all,
iKatun

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Pfefferle [mailto:karen@copleysociety.org]
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 3:51 PM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;@khaki.propagation.net;
Subject: CoSo biennial, Manifest opens April 10th

CoSo makes history with Manifest 2003: A Juried Exhibition of Visual Art in Digital Media held
April 10


EVENT

"Circuit Bending 101" presented by iKatun and The Berwick Research Institute


Dates:
Sun Apr 06, 2003 00:00 - Tue Apr 01, 2003

Greetings to all!

Please consider yourself most cordially invited to the following event presented by iKatun and The Berwick Research Institute:

What: Circuit Bending 101 - hacking electronics to make art
When: (THIS) Sunday, April 6, 2003, 3-5pm
Where: Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
$$$: $5 donation appreciated

Details: David Webber and Andrew Anselmo from the Berwick Research Institute will discuss ways that artists have incorporated hacked electronics into their artwork. They will then lead the group in a hands-on dissection and reconfiguration of some musical keyboards. Learn the ins and outs of electronics, how to make a Furby do what you want, how NOT to electrocute yourself while hacking and more.

This eProjects workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibit "info@blah: overload and organization" that runs from March 20, 2003 to July 6th 2003 at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts and online at:

http://www.ikatun.com/info@blah

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More on iKatun: http://www.ikatun.com
More on the Berwick Research Institute: http://www.berwickinstitute.org/
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Feel free to print and distribute the event flyer located at: http://www.ikatun.com/info@blah/circuitbending_flyer.pdf

Happy Birthday to All,
iKatun


EVENT

Opening Reception - info@blah: overload and organization


Dates:
Thu Mar 20, 2003 00:00 - Tue Mar 18, 2003

Hello all,

We would like to invite you to the opening reception for "info@blah: overload
and organization", an exhibit curated by Pirun and Kanarinka of iKatun and presented in conjunction with the Boston CyberArts Festival.
"info@blah: organization and overload" is an exhibit of regional and
international artists working in media from drawing to video to installation
to net.art that explores systems-making as a response to information overload.

The opening reception will be held at the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center
for the Arts from 6PM - 8PM on Thursday March 20th.

Our online exhibit and net.art gallery can be found here:

http://www.ikatun.com/info@blah

We are proud to present cutting-edge work by the following artists:

Angie Waller, CA, Book
Anna Shapiro, MA, Installation
Anouk De Clerq, Belgium, Video Installation
Baron Von Berg, CT, Computer Installation
Clover Archer, NY, Drawing
Guy Marsden, ME, Electronic Sculpture
Joseph Smolinski, CT, Solar-powered Installation
Natalie Loveless, MA, Installation
lia, Austria, net.art
Nicolas Clauss, France, net.art
Remo Campopiano, Guy Marsden & Jon Schull, New England, Interactive Sculpture Nicolas Knight, NY, Drawing/Painting Rachel Egenhofer, CA, Installation/WebCam
Stanza, England, net.art
Tohru Kanayama, CA, Digital Print
Marek Walczak & Martin Wattenberg, NY & MA, net.art
Victor Liu, NY, software/net.art
dextro, Austria, net.art

We hope to see you there - Best wishes from two frazzled curators,

kanarinka & pirun


DISCUSSION

Re: RE: <nettime> Re: One Day Left


>>>
>>>
Wouldn't it make more sense for the people who want to see
the work, to pay for the work that they want to see?
>>>

Then I suggest a paypal authentication system for each one of your
net.art works that you want to charge people to see. I do not personally
want to charge anyone to see my work. Nobody looks at net.art anyways.

>>>
I have to
say that rhizome has a lot of discussion but very little communication.
>>>
I agree. But I really like the digest and Net Art News. There are also
occasionally truly interesting threads and opportunities.

>>>
The artbase
could have been arranged through an independent organization of artists.
>>>
Yeah, but it wasn't.

>>>
The rhizome discussion list is a small portion of the net.art community,
a large sum of that membership sharing the membership of other lists,
like thingist or syndicate, anyway.
>>>
Agreed, but, like all lists, those lists are meaningless and boring in
their own special ways.

>>>
Maybe we should also move to China if we don't like this country.
>>>
It's much more expensive to move to China than to stop going to
rhizome's website.

Anyways, I guess I'm having a hard time understanding all this uproar.
People who are professionals often pay to be members of professional
associations where they can network, go to events, have discussions,
show their work etc. People who are in the arts often support (via money
or attending their events) the organizations that provide them with
services. For example, our organization iKatun has whatever money we can
fundraise ($600 last year) and any personal money we all put into it.
But we gave $50 to the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts association. We
gave $25 to rhizome. Often when I go to a non-profit gallery for an
event they ask for donations at the door and I give what they request.
Running an organization, even if it is non-profit, takes money! I admire
people who run things because I think it is way more interesting and fun
to make art than to run a real non-profit organization.

It seems to me to be exceedingly selfish to wah-wah about donating $5 or
to conspiracy-theorize about how rhizome is really making some huge
profit on all our stuff in their art base. (yah, right)

Hope you don't leave even though I disagree with you.
Love,
kanarinka

-----Original Message-----
From: Eryk Salvaggio [mailto:eryk@maine.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 12:58 PM
To: Kanarinka; list@rhizome.org
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: RE: <nettime> Re: One Day Left

Kanarinka wrote:

>
>Give me a break.
>

>Rhizome is a platform for viewing, discussing and
>communicating about net.art, not a profit-making machine.
>

Let me ask you then: who is viewing it? Following this, who is making
what these people are viewing? Isn't there a difference? Does it make
sense that people should have to pay to show their work to people? Maybe

street musicians should hand us dollar bills for being attentive
listeners? Wouldn't it make more sense for the people who want to see
the work, to pay for the work that they want to see?

Secondly, discussion is based on communication. One can communicate
something, and then other people can discuss it. I can communicate my
ideas anywhere. Rhizome certainly offers a forum for discussion, but
what is the line between a communication and a discussion, and are they
of the same value? What if there was nothing to talk about? I have to
say that rhizome has a lot of discussion but very little communication.

>I am happy to
>support such a service both through financial and other forms of
>participation. I consider rhizome to be an invaluable **service**
>provided to the net.art community.
>

Can you define this service? And how it is invaluable? I am curious to
know what rhizome offers that you can't find elsewhere. The artbase
could have been arranged through an independent organization of artists.

The mailing list is nothing, there are plenty of these (and I expect
more to come up when rhizome dissolves.) I see rhizome as having filled
a very particular niche, and as having abandoned that purpose. Now it is

an institution, like a museum, and this is unfortunate for people who
believed in something different. It used to be ironic that this place
was called rhizome, now it's insulting. It is a tree, pure and simple,
with people at the top making decisions for people at the bottom, with
very little sideways decision making. [They even now have a class
system- user, superuser, admin.]

>Indeed rhizome is a key reason why
>there is any kind of community at all.
>

I disagree. The majority of net.artists are not on rhizome, or don't
contribute- you will get a weird line about how all the people
subscribed to digest are "part of the community" because they get an
email once a week. (This was the reasoning behind having three heads of
museums selecting the rhizome grants. I have no problem with museum
heads, but I also felt like an actual rhizome user should have helped
make that decision- since all of our input is so valuable.) The rhizome
discussion list is a small portion of the net.art community, a large sum

of that membership sharing the membership of other lists, like thingist
or syndicate, anyway.

>
>
>I doubt they are going to be making a profit off your measly $5
>contribution, but if you feel that strongly about it I have nothing
>against rhizome taking your work out of the art base, removing you from
>their list, and never mentioning your work ever again on the site.
>

Ha. "Welcome to the new Rhizome" indeed. Maybe we should also move to
China if we don't like this country. It would be interesting if rhizome
removed everyone from the artbase who didn't pay them. Essentially this
would mean that rhizome was a vanity press! For a certain amount of
money down, rhizome will host any webpage. Also, I wonder if you would
really be happy with only discussing the work of people who pay five
dollars to rhizome?

Write back if you want to: Maybe I'll be here, maybe I won't.

Cheers,
-e.